The president of the French National Assembly, Bernard Accoyer, opens the doors of the institution to accommodate the guest speakers and attendees victims.
Guillaume Denoix de Saint Marc, president of the French association, opened the Congress with a present and thanked the people and institutions who have contributed. A few words of Maria Lozano, director of NAVT, preceded the round tables. The Network Director remarked in her speech, “the unconditional support of the European Commission” to victims of terrorism “not only through funding,” but his “personal involvement and support”.
The first of the round tables has been moderated by Philippe Broussard, a journalist for L’Express. In a lively debate has given the word by introducing questions, the first guests on “Terrorism and Society”:
Ms. Marie-Ange BALBINOT, Head of Unit for the Fight against Terrorism, Directorate General Justice, Freedom Security Commission, European Commission;
Maria del Mar Blanco, Commissioner for Human Rights for the Basque Country, ETA victim and president of the Fundación Miguel Ángel Blanco;
Pr Henry Laurens, a professor at the “College de France”, historian, Middle East expert and author of numerous books of reference;
Ms. Malka Marcovich, historian, representing the Movement for Peace and against Terrorism (MPCT).
Ms. Agata Serranò, Italian researcher at the University Rey Juan Carlos of Madrid, author of the paper: “Le armi contro il razionali contemporary terrorism. La sfida della democrazia di fronte alla violenza Terrorist”.
The second of the round tables, “Society and Victims of Terrorism,” was moderated by journalist Juan Gomez and has received the following speakers:
Ms. Teresa Jimenez Becerril, MEP, ETA victim who lost her brother and sister-in-law killed in Seville in January 1998;
Mr. Remy Enfrun, General Director of the ONAC;
Dr. Israel-Bernard Feldman, Psychoanalyst, Psychologist in charge of the UNITWIN (UNESCO), the program on violence in Israel, president of the France-Israel Association of Victimology the Child and family;
Mr. Cayetano Gonzalez Hermosilla, Director of the International Congress on Victims of Terrorism, journalist and former cabinet member of the ex Interior Minister of Spain;
Dr. Ronan Orio, emergency physician, psychiatrist, former member of the medical-psychological reference cell of the emergency department.
The guests were taking turns on the floor, giving their opinions and share their reflections on the various questions raised. The agile model in the discussions, very well led by two facilitators, has allowed a rich exchange of views and a greater transmission of information. The victims invited representatives of various European associations have also been involved and question the guests and express their thoughts within the framework of the French National Assembly.
You can find more comprehensive summary of the work tables in the section Conferences and Seminars, in the NAVT Events Calendar